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11 de Outubro de 2019.

A Europe for the future

How can we ensure that the European Union operates in the best way to support all future generations? For someone from the United Kingdom, the European Union is incredibly important for us now more than ever. Therefore, I believe that the most important thing I can do for the EU and my country is to show my support for remaining in the EU. The EU brings many benefits to a country, in my opinion, I care mostly about the ease of travel. Without the EU I would not be able to travel as easily or possibly take part in Erasmus at all. It is so important for young people to be able to travel, study and work in new places. […]
9 de Outubro de 2019.

Nobel para a bateria de lítio

Anúncio foi feito esta quarta-feira de manhã na Real Academia Sueca das Ciências, em Estocolmo. John Goodenough foi informado do prémio pela investigadora portuguesa Helena Braga. O Prémio Nobel da Química de 2019 foi atribuído a John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham e Akira Yoshino “pelo desenvolvimento de baterias de lítio”, anunciou esta quarta-feira o Comité do Nobel na Real Academia Sueca das Ciências, em Estocolmo. O prémio tem um valor de nove milhões de coroas suecas (cerca de 871 mil euros). Os laureados deste ano contribuíram para a possibilidade de “um mundo recarregável”. John B. Goodenough, com 96 anos, é o cientista mais velho a receber o Nobel até agora e recebeu a notícia do prémio através de Helena […]
9 de Outubro de 2019.

Europe of my grandchildren

In the time when Europe faces many challenges it is important to ask ourselves: what can I do to support EU and projects which it fulfils.  The most important thing which we must realize is that our action can make a difference! How do I understand that, and what can be our contribution in the development of European Projects, you can find out reading this article.  Firstly, taking the opportunity to vote in European Elections, as this is the only one occasion for the nearest 5 years for citizens of Europe to have an influence on shape of European Parliament as it is the only institution among the EU which is chosen through elections in EU countries. This institution approves […]
8 de Outubro de 2019.

Prémio Nobel da Física 2019

O prémio foi para as descobertas sobre o velhinho cosmos e os novos exoplanetas fora do nosso sistema solar. Vencedores anunciados esta terça-feira de manhã, em Estocolmo, na Suécia. O Prémio Nobel da Física de 2019 vai para James Peebles “por descobertas teóricas em cosmologia física” e a outra metade em conjunto com Michel Mayor e Didier Queloz “pela descoberta de um exoplaneta orbitando uma estrela do tipo solar”, anunciou esta terça-feira de manhã a Real Academia Sueca das Ciências em Estocolmo. O prémio, no valor monetário de nove milhões de coroas suecas, ou 866 mil euros, será dividido em duas partes. No anúncio, o comité resumiu que quis distinguir as investigações que contribuíram para a compreensão da evolução do […]
7 de Outubro de 2019.

Europe’s impact

A lot is happening in the world right now that can make or break our future and the future of generations yet to come: climate change, wars, natural disasters, overpopulation, starvation. None of these issues can be made undone but we can strive to solve them before they get worse and worse. The European Union plays a big part in this and in shaping the future for not only Europe and its citizens but also the rest of the world. The European Parliament makes a lot of important decisions about issues like the ones listed earlier. To some it may seem like they have no influence on these issues as an individual but that is not true at all. One […]
6 de Outubro de 2019.

EUA financia investigadora do i3S

A investigadora Salomé Pinho, do Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) da Universidade do Porto, vai analisar os dados de 600 militares e procurar biomarcadores para a doença de Crohn e para a colite ulcerosa. Aproveitando o rigoroso acompanhamento que é feito aos militares norte-americanos, a equipa de investigadores liderada pela portuguesa Salomé Pinho vai estudar o desenvolvimento da doença inflamatória intestinal (DII). A cientista do Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (I3S) da Universidade do Porto conseguiu um apoio de um milhão de euros do Departamento de Defesa dos EUA e vai procurar nos dados recolhidos nos seis anos anteriores ao diagnóstico da doença os primeiros sinais do problema em indivíduos (todos militares da Marinha) que […]
5 de Outubro de 2019.

My grandchildren’s Europe

The question we are going to ask ourselves today is: how can we contribute to create a bright European future for our grandchildren? In order to answer that question we have to look at the current state of affairs. Every generation has historically dealt with its own challenges. In a couple thousand years we’ve moved from hunting-and gathering tribes to a high functioning society with all kinds of ingenious systems (i.e. agriculture) which supports our lifestyle. Especially in the last couple of centuries our species made enormous leaps in all kinds of fields, in a staggering and accelerating pace. Thanks to technology we’re more globally connected than ever. We’ve gained so many insights and knowledge. But, all that will just […]
4 de Outubro de 2019.

Já é possível nomear um exoplaneta

Em Portugal, poderá atribuir-se um nome ao planeta extra-solar HD 45652b, um gigante gasoso a 117 anos-luz de nós. A partir desta terça-feira, tem a oportunidade de sugerir um nome para um exoplaneta. Para comemorar o seu 100.º aniversário, a União Astronómica Internacional (IAU, na sigla em inglês) organizou a iniciativa IAU100 Name ExoWorlds (Dê Nome a ExoMundos, em português), em que mais de 70 países terão a possibilidade de dar um nome a um exoplaneta e à sua estrela. Em Portugal, será possível propor nomes até 28 de Outubro no site da iniciativa. Como a IAU é a entidade responsável por atribuir nomes e designações oficiais a corpos celestes, quis incentivar a comunidade internacional a nomear também outros mundos. […]
3 de Outubro de 2019.

A Europe for my grandchildren

When I read about the topic for this month’s article, at first I was a bit overwhelmed. What can I as a single person contribute to the European Union? How can I help to preserve the values of this uniting project?  And then, after second thoughts, I realized: yes, even my young generation can do a lot to guarantee that there will also be a Europe for our grandchildren. Let’s start with something that is going to happen this month – the European elections. On the 26th of May we have the chance to vote for the European Parliament and indirectly for our all future. Each one of us can decide which party he or she wants to support with […]
2 de Outubro de 2019.

Evolução fez desaparecer músculos

Uma equipa liderada por um cientista português observou, pela primeira vez, estruturas que se começam a desenvolver nos embriões e fetos humanos, mas que desaparecem antes do nosso nascimento. Através de uma técnica de imagens a três dimensões, uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos e de França espreitou ao pormenor a anatomia de embriões e fetos humanos. Assim, o grupo liderado pelo biólogo português Rui Diogo conseguiu observar músculos que se formam durante o início do nosso desenvolvimento, mas que se perdem antes de nascermos. Essas estruturas desapareceram durante a evolução (na transição dos répteis mamalianos para os mamíferos) há mais de 250 milhões de anos e ainda são visíveis em alguns animais. O trabalho foi publicado esta terça-feira […]
26 de Outubro de 2017.

The Madeiran bubble

This island is so beautiful! And I feel so good. Last year, when I was in my final year of secondary school, I decided to wait starting my study and take a Gap-Year. After 6 years of hard work, I was sick of school and I wanted a life without any duties. However, when I finished my school and got my diploma, I felt bored and empty. I had no goal anymore and I really needed one. I tried to find a hobby like puzzling, reading a book and learning Portuguese words, but this was all soooo boring. So I stopped and kept on worrying about my problem of being purposeless. I’ve been here for about 3 weeks now, and […]
23 de Outubro de 2017.

Irreplaceable

My project is sadly getting close to an end and it got me thinking about different aspects of my life here in Madeira, that I won’t be able to continue back home. First of all – nature and weekly hiking trips. Of course we do have amazing landscapes, mountains and forests in Poland too, but it’s not as easily accessible for me there as it is here. Never in my life I have been hiking as much as I do in Madeira. Secondly, the ocean. The atmosphere of living so close to it is irreplaceable. The salty scent, the sound of waves, the feeling of space you can only understand it if you’ve experienced that. It’s such a privilege to […]
16 de Outubro de 2017.

Meeting great people

During three months, which is the period that I spent in Madeira, I explored part of the island in the weekends with some of my other colleagues. I had the opportunity, by hitchhiking, to meet a lot of people from the island. At the moment, most of the people that gave me a lift were Venezuelans, the second community of the island. Thanks to that I realized we mustn’t trust always in the media and there are people that agree and people that don’t agree at all with the socialism, most of them disagree just with the application of this ideology by the Venezuelan government and the current economic situation of their country. Anyway, they came looking for a better […]
9 de Outubro de 2017.

Was the European Union a bad idea?

I studied European Structural and Investment Funds and I thought that it would be interesting to see what the EU have done for Madeira. As a pro-European, and even though I am well aware that some people are sceptical about this whole idea, I want to believe that the European Union can only be beneficial to its member states. The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are the European Union’s main investment policy tool: 454 billion euros have been allocated from the EU budget to be invested in more than 500 programmes. Together with national co-financing of 183 billion euros, the total investments amounts to at least 637 billion euros. With this budget, the ESI Funds have become increasingly […]
25 de Setembro de 2017.

How to stay motivated

Hard to believe, but even when you live in Madeira after some time your life eventually becomes “normal” You stop choosing to walk by the ocean, because that route it’s longer; you get stuck in a rut when it comes to work; you feel like you’re just doing the same thing every weekend and in your free time and you think you’ll never going to actually learn Portuguese. Is there a way out of this dead end? Well yes, there is, but you need to make an effort. I realized I need to create a “life” outside of my usual surroundings, separate from work, colleagues and the residence. The easiest way to do it is by making new friends among […]
21 de Setembro de 2017.

A language of Camões

Why in my homeland, Poland, more and more people start to learn Portuguese? Maybe because it sounds like a mixture of Russian and Spanish? Maybe because it is spoken by around 215 million of people? Maybe because we are just passionate about your country? In Poland there is only one official language and guess what? It is used as an official spoken language only there. So this is one of the possible reasons why many Poles want to learn other languages. Let’s be brutally honest: if some tourists visits our country we need to speak other languages to them because otherwise, they would be terrified. For foreigners, it is even hard to pronounce ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ in my mothertongue. […]